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their children. >> ifill: but sparks flew when senate republicans accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation by initially suggesting the benghazi attack was something other than terrorism. senator ron johnson of wisconsin: >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact... >> but could-- but, you know... >> ...and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> and-- with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. now, honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about this. but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. >> ifill: republican john mccain
was a senator from illinois named barack obama. he carried their water on blocking this pathway to citizenship when he was in the senate. the afl-cio put out a press release yesterday talking about the importance of not compromising on citizenship. so the unions themselves -- there are a lot of cross-currents here. the unions themselves don't want an influx of new workers in america, do they? >> no, they don't. that's one of the reasons this organizing for action, jim messina's full-time job is trying to get the union's in line, but it's going to be hard. it's hard on the democratic side. we're not even talking about the difficulty on the republican side getting it through the house. this is a senate democratic problem. >> so the republicans in the house, in effect, could stare at harry reid's senate and say okay, immigration reform, that's great. you guys pass it. >> say bring it. >> yeah, bring it. gun control, great. you guys pass it, we'll look at it. gay marriage, if you want to nationalize it, go ahead. you guys pass it. we'll look -- i mean, they could do this on every one of the presid
to him for that. >> never been happier to be off amtrak than this. boehner versus obama, boehner versus obama. the speaker is always going to be at a lesser hand against the president for various reasons, and what he's basically said is, okay, let's let the senate do its thing and we'll consider it. they've become the senate in the usual case of they are the cooling saucer for legislation. everything is going to go to them as a final stage. i think that's tactically smart. >> in terms of long-term implications for the republican party, everybody's been saying after the election, maybe they can get it together, circle the wagons, come up with a new position, new policies. >> this gives them more time to work on this. i don't have any ideas for them on that, i got to tell you. good luck. >> luke, how much -- i mean, we played that sound from rush limbaugh, rush limbaugh is the mayor of planet crazy, but at the same time, he does speak for -- you know this, house caucus, there are people, yesterday mo brooks plans to oppose this, he has a serious problem on his hands. to what degree are th
on c-span2. >> in the first senate sessions of the presidential inauguration, senate leaders talked about what they hope to achieve in this congress. we will hear first from harry reid, followed by mitch mcconnell. this is 10 minutes. >> mr. president, today with the second inauguration of president obama,r eve there is prominenceh prosperity for every american. like martin luther king junior, whose birth that we also celebrated yesterday. stepn even when you don't see the whole staircase, we have faith that the members of the 113tho congress will realize the promise of prosperity. ill be chd not by our divisions but by renewed cooperation and compromise. i urge every woman and man fortunate enough serve in this chamber to remember it is possible to hold fast to your principles while making compromises necessary to move our country forward. democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class and an opportunity for every american to enter the middle class is the key to this nation's success. democrats will stand strong. strong with a standard of balance and w
by president obama to be the next defense secretary. you can watch his confirmation hearing before the senate armed services committee. that will be january 31 at 9:31 a.m. eastern, and also on c-span3. >> what's the best training for a policeman? >> i said it before, i'll say it again, the best training you can get to become a really good police officer and understand what it's all about is walking a foot beat. i'll say that until the day i die. you learn how to develop sources. you learn how to use intelligence information. you learn how to leverage relationships in the community and that is the key. people in a community trust you. they'll tell you when there are things that are happening that are not yet crime so that you can intervene. they'll tell you how to go about doing it. i really learned the most of my career from those relationships. >> from high school dropout to single mother to the youngest police chief in washington, d.c., more with cathy lanier sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by
in the senate and shut out. >> all that matters to the obama democrats is the next 18 months, the strategy is break the back of the republican majority in the house and divide and conquer the republicans so they can't block things and president can get his larger initiatives through, so he can have more tax increases, that he can do more stimulus spending, that he can do gun control, a larger amnesty program for illegal immigrants, gay marriage, who knows? but he has a big bold agenda that he talked about, including global warming that couldn't get through. couldn't get 60 votes in the senate and remember this, this is the most important part of all of it. if the president can't pass the controversial legislation through his own fellow democrats in the senate and moderates and those in states that are red, facing reelection, he can't ever pressure the house, because if he can't move it it out of the sna you can't pressure the house, that's what this comes down to is being able to break the back of the republican majority in the house. >> megyn: we shall see. the republican are said to be l
seen that since president obama took over. i don't think they agreed on anything. at least they got a three-month delay. >>steve: plus the senate democrats are talking about we should come up with something. this could be a game changer. >>brian: let's talk about afghanistan. now that he's out of afghanistan, prince harry in fatigues talked about his stay there, what he was doing during that time. he also even talked about what he was doing in las vegas and was disappointed with himself but also privacy is privacy. -- you're right, you glue up in england. more of steve's bioon wikipedia. >>gretchen: that's what happens when you get interrupted. >>steve: i know so much about you. >>brian: prince harry left afghanistan on monday, which meant it was okay for the british press to start writing some of the interviews that they had accrued with him. and so here's a snippet of harry himself, the prince, describing what he did during his four months in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. [inaudible] it's people trying to [inaudible] a joy for me. [inaudible] >>brian: he says you kil
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> senator john kerry has been nominated by president obama to be the next secretary of state. his confirmation hear something tomorrow. he'll be introduced by current secretary of state hillary clinton. that hearing tomorrow here on c-span beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. well, the house today passed a bill that would suspend the debt limit for the next four months through the middle of may. it passed by a vote of 285-144. coming up next, a part of the floor debate from the house today. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 325, the no budget, no pay act of 2013. this legislation directs members of the house and senate to adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 2013. if either body does not -- the speaker pro tempore: this house is not in order. please remove all conversations. the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. either body does not adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 20
assaulted our compound, and i vowed to bring them to justice. and i stood with president obama in the rose garden as he spoke of an act of terror. >> so she's making the point that she knew it was terrorism pretty early on. she is now done with the senate panel but she is not done with questioning. there are a bunch of house members who want to ask questions about what happened in benghazi on 9/11, jon. jon: we already played that exchange with senator johnson. any other fireworks so stphar. >> that is thfar? >> reporter: that is the one that clearly got under her skin. john mccain from arizona clearly got under her skeufpblt e skin. he was not satisfied with the answers that he was getting. then questions from ron paul. >> you accept the culpability of the worst tragedy since 9/11. and i really mean that. had i than president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, and from ambassador stev stevens i would have relieved you from their post. >> reporter: that seemed to not get under her skin. this is the last function that secretary clinton will be doing as a
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